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November 17, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
* (out of four) Think about an animal you find cute. Now think about a computer-animated version of that animal rapping LL Cool J's “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Boom: Cuteness eliminated. Escalating the misguided, if-people-like-penguins-and-dancing-then-why-wouldn't-they-like-dancing-penguins logic of “Happy Feet” to new, triply irritating levels, “Happy Feet Two” takes forever to pick its central storyline. OK, the movie's about Emperor penguins synthesizing a variety of pop songs (“Rhythm Nation,” “Sexyback,” “Shake It Fast”)
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November 17, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
* (out of four) Think about an animal you find cute. Now think about a computer-animated version of that animal rapping LL Cool J's “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Boom: Cuteness eliminated. Escalating the misguided, if-people-like-penguins-and-dancing-then-why-wouldn't-they-like-dancing-penguins logic of “Happy Feet” to new, triply irritating levels, “Happy Feet Two” takes forever to pick its central storyline. OK, the movie's about Emperor penguins synthesizing a variety of pop songs (“Rhythm Nation,” “Sexyback,” “Shake It Fast”)
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November 8, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
Mega-squeal! Or shrug, depending on your devotion to Team Edward, Team Jacob, or Team WhoReallyCares. On Tuesday night “The Twiilght Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1” stars Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone and Charlie Bewley, plus soundtrack contributor Christina Perri walked a red carpet inside the House of Blues. Read below for my interviews with each of them, and check back next week for more with Reed, who I'm talking to at greater length tomorrow.
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July 2, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
Go ahead and call me crazy. Don't be surprised, though, if 8-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis receives a Best Actress nomination for “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” her first-ever acting job. Which she filmed when she was 6. And auditioned for at 5. Wallis is the remarkable centerpiece of director/co-writer Benh Zeitlin's debut film, which has picked up plenty of accolades: “Beasts” took home the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and a FIPRESCI prize...
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